Fort Worth school trustees make a strong statement on treatment of LBGT kids.
Without public discussion or argument, the Fort Worth school board took action two weeks ago to give the district one of the most comprehensive policies in the country for protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT...
The former film society director is denied parole.
The former managing director of the Lone Star Film Society won’t be getting out of prison any time soon. A district judge showed leniency during the 2011 sentencing of John Storm, but the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles wa...
School district veterans say they were forced out while a supervisor’s friend was hired.
Carolyn Turner and Nelder Stewart say the problems began for them in August 2008. For colleague Raul Duran, it felt like a new front in the fight he’s been waging off and on with the Fort Worth school district for a decade. A...
Another company tries home grocery delivery — with a green twist.
When Sherri Glaser saw an ad online a few months ago for Greenling, a home-delivery service specializing in local and organic food, she was eager to support the venture. When her third order came last Wednesday, she received a ...
A new police tracking device puts Fort Worth in the middle of a constitutional debate.
In February, when the Fort Worth City Council considered the police department’s request to spend $184,000 on technology for tracking cell phone locations, approval was unanimous, without debate, and with only a few curious d...
War on drugs or on minority communities?
Alan Bean couldn’t miss the headline splashed across the top of his hometown paper one summer morning in 1999. It spoke of big news for the 5,000-person burg in West Texas: a big drug bust that landed a sizable portion of the...
Activists ask for more investigation of dog fights.
The pit bull’s wounds were so ghastly that his rescuer was instantly moved to tears. His snout had been torn to ribbons, his bottom lip ripped off the bone, and his tongue lacerated in multiple places. The infection was so se...
Texas’ partners in the fight against the EPA think carbon dioxide in the air is “benign.”
Texas has filed so many suits against the federal government in the last few years that it’s hard to keep track of them. But one ongoing case has Texas teamed up with a global warming-denying fringe group that has its roots d...
A lot of finger-waggin’ but few answers in District 8.
Residency questions continue to swirl around Marshall Hobbs, one of three candidates vying for the District 8 Fort Worth City Council seat in a special election on May 12. The winner will replace the popular Kathleen Hicks, who...
A 2007 ordinance didn’t end alcohol problems around homeless shelters, but many believe it has helped.
Story and photo by JAIME ADAME
Story and photo by JAIME ADAME
In the first year after the Fort Worth City Council banned public drinking near homeless shelters and treatment centers, police issued more than 500 citations under the new ordinance. Last year, citations had fallen to about ha...